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The Deep Blue Sea (1955)

The Deep Blue Sea
Written by Terence Rattigan
Directed by James March

Written in the early fifties when Rattigan was at the height of his powers, The Deep Blue Sea is a powerful account of lives blighted by love – or the lack of it. The play opens with the failed suicide of Hester Collyer who has deserted her husband for the charms of an ex-fighter pilot. This production was revived as part of the Playhouse’s 40 year celebrations.


Hester Collyer – Pamela Kosh
Mrs Elton – Alison Brown
Philip Welch – Stanley Slade
Ann Welch – Pauline Dearman
Mr Miller – T.Hadley Prestage
Sir William Collyer – Alan Cleary
Freddie Page – Tom Ellis
Jackie Jackson – Frank Pearse


Stage Manager – Harry Randall
Assistant Stage Manager – Eric Rosendale
Electrician – Stan Baldwin
Decor – Fred and Co
Set Design – Roland Smith
Properties – Harry Giles
Advance Box Office – Betty Cottee